Monday, 6 July 2015
Small and Wonderful Things
"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny?...It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get." ~Anne Dillard
A few of the small and wonderful things which bring untold joy into my life. It's the small things in life which truly mean the most. Simple abundance . . . it's the best.
Breakfast in an oat field on a stinking hot day and getting to share the experience with my honey bunny.
Sharing one of life's most amazing experiences with my poochkins. (haha love that word.) Seriously being able to serve a mission with your better half is an amazing experience and it is just beginning! Although I am pretty sure if we were not married he wouldn't complain about my complaining about his driving, lol
Having young people in my life again . . .
We went on our first teaching appointment with the young Missionaries last night as official Missionaries ourselves. It was amazing. I have taught with the Missionaries before, but never wearing the mantle of Missionary myself. It was a truly wonderful experience. On the downside I got to experience a bit of something else they experience during their two years and that was when we were all on our way back to the car. A couple was walking down the street towards us and I simply said "hello." I always say hello to people I meet on the street. (It's just my thing.) Eyes averted . . . gruff greeting . . . quickening of step. Uncomfortable vibe. Just from saying hello.
Just to think these youngsters tolerate that all day every day. I gained an even deeper appreciation for what they do.
Our lesson in Relief Society yesterday was based on a talk by Elder David A Bednar, entitled "The Tender Mercies of the Lord." It was a fabulous lesson, and brought to mind many of the tender mercies I have experienced in my life. One in particular was just a few months back. It was a Sunday and I was having a particularly rough time that day, emotionally . . . feeling bruised (family stuff) and out of sorts. After church on the way back to our car I happened to look on the ground and there was a white paper heart laying there, upon which was written . . . "You are Loved." A co-incidence or a tender reminder from my Heavenly Father that I mattered to Him. I prefer to think it was the latter.
A date has been set.
It's my first and best friend ever's Birthday today. Happy Birthday Sis! There is nothing on earth like a sister's love. She's always had my back, and I hers. We share something with each other that we share with noone else on earth. It's special. I love her so very much and I hope she has a truly fabulous day. She deserves it.
Look at what's on the sofa tempting me to snuffle her soft belly. I must capitulate, for I cannot resist the opportunity. It's a special thing only a dog lover would understand.
And with that I will leave you with a thought to carry with you through the day . . .
“But behold, I, Nephi,
will show unto you that the
tender mercies of the Lord are over all
those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith,
to make them mighty
even unto the power of deliverance”
~1 Nephi 1:20
Cooking in The English Kitchen today (if you can call it that) . . . a delicious Greek Salad with Herbes Pita Bread Crisps.
Happy Monday!! I hope the week ahead of you is filled with a multitude of small and wonderful blessings! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!